How often should you wash your makeup brushes? Greenberg recommends cleaning makeup brushes once a week, or, at the very least, once a month.
How do I know when it's time to clean my makeup brushes? Grab a mirror. Brushes overdue for a sudsing might have caused that bothersome blemish on your cheek. Dirty makeup brushes could also be the reason your blush has been looking blotchy and your eyeshadow refuses to blend. According to Valentine, clean brush hair adheres to product better, resulting in a more even distribution of color.
What kind of makeup brushes do I need? The more you care for your makeup brushes, the longer they'll last, but we'll remind you again. And if you're diligent about keeping them clean, you can feel good about spending a few extra dollars on high-quality brushes that might do a better job of applying makeup than their inexpensive counterparts.